Policy Briefing: Climate, Housing and Health Profiling: Promoting housing quality to improve health and wellbeing
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New Zealand’s existing housing stock is subject to rapid aging and deteriorated conditions, due to the low replacement rate and lack of maintenance. Dampness conditions such as mould are visible in nearly half of all houses, with a slightly higher prevalence in rental properties. The overall indoor air quality of houses is potentially harmful to the health of household occupants.